It opened June, 2010 in the ‘Islands of Adventure’ Park. This part of the park offers the most fantastic Harry Potter experience you can dream of. Almost everything has been created to make you feel like you are living inside the world J.K Rowling depicted in her seven books. You can hang out around and inside the castle of Hogwarts and Hogsmeade with all the famous shops: Dervish and Banges, Honeydukes, Ollivanders, Zonko’s Joke Shop, the Three Broomsticks, and the Hog’s Head (even though some are supposed to be in Diagon Alley). You can also see a part of the Hogwarts Express. The park offers three different attractions: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (inside the castle), the Dragon Challenge, and the Flight of the Hippogriff. How can you not be excited by that?
But, it is not even over! They decided to expand the world even more. In fact, this summer, the “London expansion” is opening. Now, you are going to be able to experience even more the trip to Hogwarts! The Hogwarts Express is not going to be just an exhibited train anymore but it is finally going to work for real. You’ll be able to actually travel between the two lands, from Diagon Alley to Hogwarts and Hogsmeade. The two train stations are also going to be like the real ones: London’s King’s Cross Station (YES Platform 9 ¾ of course!) and Hogsmeade Station. You’re even going to be able to take a ride inside Gringotts like in the last movie!
An online Interactive Experience is available on Universal Studios website.